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INDEX TO OUR GUIDES
on Opalescent, Carnival and Vaseline Glass
These guides are made possible by
the many E-Bayers who have contributed photographs to them.
To access guides, click on the blue links below.
Frauds, Fakes and Reproductions
Stag & Holly - the Genuine Fenton and the Fakes
How to distinguish genuine Fenton Stag & Holly carnival, Depression glass
and Jadeite from cheap fakes made by A & A Importing.
Northwood & Dugan Twigs Vases, Reproductions and Frauds
Mislabeled reproductions of Dugan & Northwood Twigs vases have appeared on
E-Bay. Information on originals and reproductions can be found in this guide.
Tiffany Glass Fakes and Forgeries
For information on Tiffany's Favrile ware and Tiffany Fakes and Forgeries,
see "Tiffany Glass" in our Illustrated Glass Glossary.
Opalescent Ripple Vase Reproductions
Before listing or buying an "opalescent Ripple vase," please consult our guide
on Model Flint Ribbed Spiral and Imperial Ripple vases; the guide contains
photographs of opalescent Imperial Ripple vase reproductions.
Corn Vases - Dugan Originals and Wright Reproductions
How to tell original 1905 Dugan opalescent Corn vases from L.G. Wright
Jain Carnival Glass - Cobalt Blue "Fish Vase" Fakes Alert
Photographs of a new cobalt-blue knockoff of the Indian carnival vase
Opalescent Vase ID Guides
Opalescent Vase ID Guides: If you're trying to identify an early American opalescent glass vase (1898-1912), try the following ID guides on opalescent pressed-glass vases. These guides provide identification information about and photographs of 100 opalescent vase patterns.
Jefferson Glass Company Vases
History of the Jefferson Glass Company
Conventionally-shaped ribbed vases *New!
Novelty and Footed vases
Standard-Size Opalescent Vases
of Miscellaneous American Glass Works
Jewels & Drapery vases
Opal Honeycomb vases
Vases with ribs
Vases with panels
Vases with rings and spirals
Basketweave and Little Nell vases
Vases with maze patterns
Vaseline opalescent vases with unknown makers
Standard-Size Vase Base Guide
Make a tentative ID of an opalescent vase
by looking at the pattern on the vase's base.
Opalescent Celery Vases (5.5" - 6.6")
What Is a Celery Vase?
Celery Vases - A. J. Beatty & Sons
Celery Vases - Nickel Plate Glass Co.
Ruffled Celery Vases - Northwood / National Glass
Celery Vases - Aetna Glass & Mfg. Co.
Celery Vases - Model Flint Glass Works
Opalescent Novelty Vases
Novelty Vases - Model Flint Glass Works
Northwood Novelty Vases and Novelties with Twig Feet - Part 1
Northwood Novelty Vases and Novelties with Twig Feet - Part 2
Northwood Novelty Vases and Novelties with Leaf Legs - Part 3
Northwood Daisy & Drape Vases and U.S. Glass Vermont Vases *New!
Northwood & Dugan Twigs Vases
Dugan Corn Vases
Easily Confused Vases
These guides provide multiple photographs of easily confused carnival & pressed opalescent vase patterns.
Easily Confused Vases - Vases with Diamond Points:
Northwood's Diamond Points, and Fenton's Diamond Point Columns
Easily Confused Vases - Vases with Arcs and Loops:
Dugan's Pulled Loop; and Fenton's Boggy Bayou and Reverse Drapery
Easily Confused Vases - Vases with Feather and Plume Patterns:
Northwood's Feathers; Jefferson's Inverted Chevron; Fenton's Plume Panels; and Northwood's Leaf Columns
Easily Confused Vases - Opalescent Vases with Ribs:
Jefferson's Lined Heart, Rib & Big Thumbprint and Twister; and Northwood's Many Ribs and Thin & Wide Rib; and Fenton's Fine Rib
Easily Confused Vases - Tall and Thin Opalescent Vases with Panels:
Jefferson's Iris with Meander vase whimsey; Co-operative Flint's Ray vase; and Fostoria's Heirloom vase
Guides on Vaseline Glass
Vaseline Glass Guides:
This guide series discusses various topics relating to vaseline glass.
Vaseline Glass and Other Glass That Glows
This guide provides information on various kinds of fluorescent glass including vaseline glass,
manganese glass, green uranium glass, Depression glass, and fluorescent teal carnival glass.
Rare & Noteworthy Fenton Canary Opalescent Glass of 1905-1929:
This guide discusses and documents rare and noteworthy examples
of Fenton's early vaseline opalescent glass.
Rare & Noteworthy Fenton Vaseline Carnival Glass of 1907-1927:
This guide discusses Fenton's vaseline vs. lime green carnival glass
and documents rare and scarce examples of Fenton's vaseline carnival.
Rare & Noteworthy Fenton Topaz Stretch Glass Vases of 1917-1929:
This guide discusses Fenton's early vaseline stretch glass and documents
rare and noteworthy stretch glass vases issued before 1930.
Guides on Carnival Glass
Carnival Glass Guides:
These guides discuss various topics relating to carnival glass.
Spectacular Argentinean Carnival Glass Ashtrays
The Cristalerias Rigolleau Beetles Ashtray and Zitrin Brothers Butterfly Ashtray
Why Carnival Glass Is So Hard to Photograph
This guide explains how carnival glass iridescence works.
Marigold Carnival Glass and the One Dollar Test
This guide extols the virtues of marigold carnival glass, and describes various shades of marigold
such as pumpkin, pastel marigold and honey-amber.
Carnival & Opalescent Glass Twins
This 5-part guide features carnival glass patterns with twins in early opalescent pressed glass,
with a special focus on vases.
Dugan's #1013 and #1013-R Vases
This 3-part guide provides information on and photographs of opalescent #1013 vases
and rare carnival #1013-R vases.
Star of David Carnival Glass Patterns & Judaism
This guide discusses the lack of connection between Judaism and carnival Star of David patterns.
Carnival Glass or Iridescent Depression Glass?
This guide identifies two iridescent Depression glass pieces commonly mistaken for carnival glass:
Jeannette's Anniversary three-legged comport and the Federal Glass Company's Madrid candleholders.
Jain Glass Works and the Carnival Glass of India
This ten-part guide features the following:
(1) general info on Jain Glass Works and the carnival glass of India
(2) an illustrated ID guide to Indian carnival vases: Goa-style vases
(3) an illustrated ID guide to Indian carnival vases: Hand, Elephant, Fish & Serpent vases
(4) an illustrated ID guide to Indian carnival vases: Bulbous vases
(5) an illustrated ID guide to Indian carnival vases: Etched frosted and other vases
(6) info about Cobalt Blue "Fish Vase" Fakes
(7) photos of Previously undocumented Jain etched frosted carnival glass pitchers
(8) photos of New tumbler patterns - A
(9) photos of New tumbler patterns - B
(10) photos of Rare and notable Jain tumblers
(11) photos of Rare and notable Jain pitchers, with tumblers *New!
(12) photos of Other notable Indian carnival glass finds (in progress)
Our Glass Glossary: This ten-part illustrated glossary defines words used by E-Bay glass-sellers to describe old American glass made from 1850 to 1930. The glossary describes varieties of glass ranging from Mt. Washington Peachblow and Burmese to Elegant Glass; describes important movements in the decorative arts that influenced glassware design such as Art Nouveau and Art Deco; provides information on art glass companies such as Tiffany, Steuben, Quezal and Durand; and explains such trade terms as "acid-cutback," "cased," and "overshot". The glossary is the result of a cooperative effort of more than 50 E-Bayers who donated photographs and expertise. The glossary starts here: Glass Glossary A - B.
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Photo identification and credits: cabrat1961 (blue Tree Trunk vase); daisy chase (Imperial Star of David bowl); onlineoutpost26 (Aurora Borealis vase); sunbear1224 (green Tree Trunk vase); 5hills (Fenton Ring Optic vase); others by curculiosglass. Rights to all photographs shown here belong to the photographers and photos should not be used without their permission.
courtesy of curculios glass